Shark Tank India: Do Sharks deliver what they promise? See ex-participant’s explosive charge
New Delhi: While Shark Tank India Season 2 came to an end after 26 episodes and also fetching more than TRPs than Season 1, a former participant of the TV reality show has made an explosive allegation against the Sharks.
The Shark Tank India, featuring on Sony Entertainment Television, created a niche for itself as it was one-of-its kind reality show bringing aspiring entrepreneurs & investors face-to-face, where they could strike a deal on conditions that former’s business idea finds acceptance with the latter.
Akshay Shah, a contestant from Shark Tank India Season 1 has brought to fore the flip side of goody-goody reality show, which promises to change the lives of pitchers once & foreover.
In a series of tweets, Akshay Shah, founder and CEO of iWeb Techno, revealed that two sharks of Season 1 ghosted one of the pitchers with whom he met recently.
Met a founder yesterday who had got a deal from 2 sharks in season 1 and who never met him nor responded to his mails post #SharkTankIndia – Ab kya bolen? #Chutiyapa
— Akshay Shah – Founder CEO, iWebTechno (@AkshayiWeb) February 5, 2023
Shah wrote, “Met a founder yesterday who had got a deal from 2 sharks in season 1 and who never met him nor responded to his mails post #SharkTankIndia – Ab kya bolen?”
His tweet prompted series of reactions by netizens, who asked why the ‘sharks’ were not exposed by the founder.
In reply, Akshay said, “Like I said most founders fear, I am helpless 🙂 In season 1 what we faced, more than 50% others faced the same or worse, the outcome being Ashneer was shown the door and sharks counselled not to be rude and brash and be considerate but no founder came out in the open!”
The judges or sharks who were part of the Shark Tank India Season 1 were Ashneer Grover, Aman Gupta, Anupam Mittal, Ghazal Alagh, Namita Thapar, Peyush Bansal, and Vineeta Singh.
Shark Tank India season 2 featured six sharks – Anupam Mittal, Aman Gupta, Namita Thapar, Vineeta Singh, Peyush Bansal and Amit Jain.
Such disclosure by a former contestant goes on to show how the reality shows take the public for granted and stage a ‘drama on TV screens’ to fetch TRPs & book profits.